Chances at YLS/SLS

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Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by 2and20 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:35 pm

LSAT: 178
uGPA: 3.96
Grad GPA: 5.0/5.0

Earned a Master in/of Finance from a top program(think MIT/Princeton). I've completed internships at two venture capital funds during undergrad and did a stint as a summer analsyt at a bulge bracket investment bank during my time at grad school. I have pretty good softs from my days at undergrad(VP at two clubs, student senate, significant volunteering experience etc.)

Additional Question:
Do you think an Mfin diminishes or increases my likelihood of acceptance at SLS/YLS?

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by logan3000 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:25 am

seriously? of course you have a good chance.

nobody’s a lock but you’re as set as can be without being like a Rhodes Scholar or child of a former President or whatever.

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:13 am

You have a good shot; with your softs I legitimately think you might be happier at HLS.

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by LBJ's Hair » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:36 am

Your softs are meh, but you've got as good a shot as any non-URM K-JD applying to YLS/SLS, and both schools admit plenty of em.

You should be a lock at Harvard. I'd seriously consider a JD-MBA there or at SLS.

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by 2and20 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:20 pm

The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:13 am
You have a good shot; with your softs I legitimately think you might be happier at HLS.
Why is that? Better culture fit?

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by 2and20 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:35 pm

LBJ's Hair wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:36 am
Your softs are meh, but you've got as good a shot as any non-URM K-JD applying to YLS/SLS, and both schools admit plenty of em.

You should be a lock at Harvard. I'd seriously consider a JD-MBA there or at SLS.
A JD/MBA from H/S is massively appealing, however, do you think the extra year would be worth the debt/opportunity cost?

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:14 pm

2and20 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:20 pm
The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:13 am
You have a good shot; with your softs I legitimately think you might be happier at HLS.
Why is that? Better culture fit?
I think cultural differences among the T14 are overstated, but structurally Harvard is pretty awesome for a finance/PE-oriented person. The business school is a lot of that, but also the sheer size of the alumni network, which means more penetration into non-legal fields. Stanford/Chicago/Columbia all also have that business bent too, of course, so don't take me too seriously.

JD/MBA makes sense if you have a specific plan in mind for making use of it. IB/VC/PE/HF stuff is one of the areas where it can add value.

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Re: Chances at YLS/SLS

Post by LBJ's Hair » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:47 pm

2and20 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:35 pm
LBJ's Hair wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:36 am
Your softs are meh, but you've got as good a shot as any non-URM K-JD applying to YLS/SLS, and both schools admit plenty of em.

You should be a lock at Harvard. I'd seriously consider a JD-MBA there or at SLS.
A JD/MBA from H/S is massively appealing, however, do you think the extra year would be worth the debt/opportunity cost?
I wouldn't do it just to take a few business school classes and get drunk with your MBA buddies before heading to a Skadden or Kirkland or w/e. But if you're interested in eventually transitioning to a non-legal role/want the legal education but don't want to be a lawyer, then sure.

Since this is "massively appealing" to you, think you've answered your own question as to cost-benefit

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